The Kai Shin Clinic and Treatment Program specializes in working with people with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. It is common for symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress, and others to exacerbate substance use, highlighting the importance of treating both. Our team of experts in addiction and mental health work together with each client to address both mental health and substance use symptoms to help individuals find a greater sense of wellness and quality of life.
We have been refining the needed services over the last couple of years. What you will find as a patient of Kai Shin Clinic is a wraparound service that is second to none here in the Twin Cities.
Addiction is the most severe form of substance use disorder (SUD). It is complex, focusing on using certain substances such as alcohol or illicit drugs that make it difficult for the addicted person to function in their day-to-day life. Even though the use of the substance is causing them problems, they continue to use it.
The person with SUD may have distorted thinking and behaviors. Brain imaging studies have shown changes in areas in the brain related to judgment, decision making, behavior control, and memory. Some structural changes in the brain are responsible for the intense craving the person experiences.
The changes made in the brain of someone repeatedly using a substance can last long after the substance is out of their system. Eventually, they will also build up a tolerance to the substance and need more significant amounts to feel its effects.
There are many reasons why people might want to use intoxicating and potentially addictive substances.
Whatever the reason for using alcohol or drugs, it is tough to quit by yourself. But with help and support, you can overcome the hold it has had on you. Kai Shin Clinic understands addiction and how to ease the difficulty of breaking the cycle by using an individualized, whole-person approach with board-certified addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry physicians. We offer talented and highly trained mental health and addiction professionals, comprising Medical Doctors, Physician Assistants, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors, and Licensed Clinical Counselors.
At Kai Shin Clinic, we will empower you to set out on your journey to freedom from addiction. We understand addiction is a disease and doesn’t go in a straight line from A-Z, but instead has twists and turns. We support you in your journey and will help be an advocate and guide for you.